Erin R. Hochman

Associate Professor




Office Location

Dallas Hall Room 64




Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2010 B.A., Washington University in St. Louis



  • Imagining a Greater Germany: Republican Nationalism and the Idea of Anschluss. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016 (
  • · Winner of the Hans Rosenberg Prize awarded by the Central European History Society for best book published in 2016
    · Winner of the 2017 Radomír Lu┼ża Prize awarded by the American Friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance, Vienna and the Center Austria at the University of New Orleans  for outstanding publication on Central European studies in the era of the Second World War


Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Nationhood and Nationalism.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Weimar Republic, edited by Nadine Rossol and Benjamin Ziemman, 141-163. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. [German translation: “Nationalismus und nationale Zugehörigkeit.” In Aufbruch und Abgründe: Das Handbuch der Weimarer Republik, edited by Nadine Rossol and Benjamin Ziemann, 141-163. Darmstadt: WBG Academic, 2021. Republished by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2023.]
  • “The Failed Republic, 1918-1933?”, in “Democracy in Austria,” ed. Günter Bischof and David Wineroither, special issue, Contemporary Austrian Studies 28 (2019): 45-64 (
  • “Staging Socialism, Staging Nationalism: Rethinking the Festkultur of the Social Democratic Workers’ Party in the First Austrian Republic.”Austrian Studies 25 (2017): 181-197 (
  • Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Eine RepublikGroßdeutsch Nationalism and Democratic Politics in the Weimar and First Austrian Republics.”  German History 32, no. 1 (2014): 29-52 (

Selected Honors and Fellowships

  • University Research Council Research Grant, Southern Methodist University, 2017
  • Sam Taylor Research Fellowship, 2017
  • University Research Council Research Grant, Southern Methodist University, 2016
  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research, American Historical Association, 2013
  • Sam Taylor Research Fellowship, 2013
  • Biennial Dissertation Prize in Austrian Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, 2011
  • German Historical Institute’s Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: Twentieth-Century German History, Jena, Germany, 2010
  • Joint Initiative for German and European Studies (JIGES) Research and Dissertation Completion Grants, University of Toronto, 2006 and 2009
  • Ruben Cheng and Pui Yuk Chek Cheng Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities, University of Toronto, 2008-2009
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), one of 60 awarded to international graduate students in the province, 2007-2008
  • University of Toronto Fellowship, 2003-2008
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 10-Month Doctoral Grant for Research in Germany, 2005-2006
  • German Historical Institute’s Summer Seminar in Germany, 2005 
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Current Research

“Germany Unbound: The Politics of German Diaspora in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich” (book-length project)


  • HIST2366: Europe in the Modern World, 1760-Present (lower-level undergraduate lecture course)
  • HIST3328: The History of Modern Germany, 1871-Present (upper-level undergraduate lecture course)
  • HIST3363: The Holocaust (upper-level undergraduate lecture course)
  • HIST3381: The First World War and Its Impact (upper-level undergraduate lecture course)
  • HIST4300: The Weimar Republic: Germany between Democracy and Dictatorship (junior research seminar for history majors)
  • HIST6319: Histories and Theories of Nationalism (seminar for graduate students)

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